Pumpkin Patch

Only a week and a half to go! There are just a few opportunities left to man the Pumpkin Patch.

We need volunteers to work the following shifts:
Sunday the 22nd 11:30 to 1:00 pm and 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Thursday the 26th 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Saturday the 28th 9:00-11:00 am and 11:00 to 1:00 pm.

Please let us know if you are available to take one of these shifts.



Challenge for this week:
Second Commandment: “You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

How are you keeping this commandment?

Exodus 20:4-6



1st Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me.”

How are you keeping this commandment?

Exodus 20:3


Where and how have you re-discover(ed) the presence of God?
In our darkest hour and wandering in the wilderness, we ask “Is God with us or not?”
God is neither a quick fix or solution waiting to happen.
Rather, God is always present and joins us in our struggles and challenges in life.
We’re given an opportunity to re-discover the presence of God.
Exodus 17:1-7

National Night Out Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the National Night Out scheduled for tonight
at FUMC Taylor has been cancelled. 

Stay safe, dry, and warm! 

Blessings, Always!

Edna Ruth Cowan

Edna Ruth Medart Cowan

Dear FUMC Taylor Family and Friends,

I am both saddened and blessed to inform you that our beloved sister in Christ, Edna Ruth Medart Cowan, has died Monday night, October 2, 2017. Edna was a Methodist all her life and and she would often refer to other Methodists as “Good Methodists.” Her niece, Jane, asked Edna if there were any bad Methodists, and she replied, “No.” Jane said, “I guess that makes Edna a good Methodist also.” She was a long-time resident of Taylor, est. 65 years and a
member of FUMC Taylor for the same length of time. Edna has now returned home to be with God.

The visitation and funeral service for Edna are as follow:

Providence Funeral Home
806 Carlos Parker Blvd, Taylor, Texas 76574
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Funeral Service
Providence Funeral Home
806 Carlos Parker Blvd, Taylor, Texas 76574
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Burial Service
Killeen City Cemetery

2800 East Rancier, Killeen, Texas 76543
Thursday, October 5, 2017 after the funeral service
We give thanks to God for the many ways Edna has blessed us and countless others.
We will surely miss her beautiful smile, classy appearance, kindness, and presence.

Please keep Edna’s family and friends in your prayers.

In the last words of Edna, “God be with you.”

Rev. Sela Finau





How has God provided and blessed you this week? What is your wilderness?
Whatever is your wilderness, and despite your whining and complaining,
God blesses you anyway, and does so abundantly.
How can you share God’s abundant grace and blessings with others? 
Exodus 16:2-15

National Night Out

FUMC Taylor is hosting a block party complete with food and FUN! Bring a chair & friend!

National Night Out is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership
Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For 9 consecutive years, the City of Taylor has been nationally ranked for its participation in the annual National Night Out event. Thanks to the efforts of the residents working alongside the police and fire departments, in 2016 the City ranked 34th in the nation and 7th in the State for cities with a population between 15,000 and 49,999.

Rev. Cliff Egner Memorial Service

Memorial Service for Rev. Cliff Egner 
Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
907 West Lake Drive
Taylor, Texas 76574

Reception following the service at the FUMC Taylor Fellowship Hall.
We continue to give thanks to God for the life, ministry, and witness of Rev. Cliff Egner. Please continue to keep Judy and family in your prayers. 

Grace and peace 

Click here for the obituary




How has God made a way for you this week?
Or, how can God make a way for you? 
What is your red sea?
There is no obstacle big enough,
no red sea too deep,
no dead end that God can’t make a way for you. 

Exodus 14:19-31